Family Based Organizations

As part of a HRSA grant, 25% of the funding has to be used to support family engagement and family support activities. Maine Hands & Voices was fortunate to be chosen as Maine’s Family-Based Organization for this grant cycle. Because our chapter has an established Guide By Your Side Program with both Parent Guides and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Guides, we feel we are in the best position to offer this support for families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Our chapter and GBYS Program offer many opportunities throughout the year for families to attend events (virtually during COVID), participate in Zoom webinars, and for their children to be able to take advantage of fun activities planned on a regular basis. Since our program is imbedded into the Part C (CDS) process, families have opportunities to meet our Parent Guides and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Guides at any time through this process for support.


‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’

Dr. Suess


About Us

Earliest Interactions is a Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing HRSA grant-funded program which supports families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing throughout their journeys, from screening, to diagnosis, to early intervention and beyond.

Earliest Interactions

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